Lightroom Adobe Certified Expert Exam

This one kind of snuck by a lot of folks but Adobe actually launched a Lightroom Adobe Certified Expert exam (ACE). I’m planning on taking it soon, but a few projects have put that on hold. I do hope to give you a full review / lessons learned / low-down on the exam as soon as I do. In the meantime, if you’re absolutely dying to take it I can personally recommend the exam prep from Examaids.com. I’ve been...

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Friday Tip – Hiding Panels

Did you know that you can hide specific panels in Lightroom? You probably know that you can collapse them by clicking the tiny arrow next to the name of the panel but you can also hide them so they simply don’t show up. For example, personally I never use the Camera Calibration panel so why even have it show up there anymore? To hide it (or any other panel) right click under the Histogram in the dark gray empty area in the...

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Photoshop World Contest

OK, here’s the deal on the Photoshop World contest. I’m giving away a free pre-conference workshop (a value up to $279). You can see the list here and there’s some really good ones available. First off, you have to be signed up and going to Photoshop World to win. So if you haven’t signed up, you’ll need to by next Wednesday (July 16th) because that’s when I’ll pick the winner. To enter, all...

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Weekly Odds and Ends

Welcome to your quick dose of tidbits, news, and info for the week: • First up, here’s a neat interview with Phil Clevenger, the Lightroom interface designer. It’s about 12 minutes long and definitely worth watching to get an idea of what went on behind the interface design of Lightroom and where it may be heading. • Next, I’ll be teaching Lightroom at Photoshop World in Las Vegas September 2-4. If you can make it, I...

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Presets – Artistic Tints Volume 1

Happy preset day folks. This time around I’ve got a few artistic tinting effects for you. This first volume focusses in on the red/orange/yellow/greenish colors. They’re great for those classic effects and you’ll find they work best on senior portraits, wedding photos, and generally photos with people in them (although I’ve used them on landscapes as well). As always, they’re free to download and...

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